step

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step is part of the Basic English 850.
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step is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
step

Pronunciation[change]

Homophone[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
step

Third-person singular
steps

Past tense
stepped

Past participle
stepped

Present participle
stepping

  1. When you step, you move one foot.
    When you walk, you step many times.
    If you step on the ant, it will be dead.

Noun[change]

Singular
step

Plural
steps

  1. (countable) A step is a movement of the foot
    Take one step forward to win the game.
    He took three steps toward home plate and was ruled out.
Steps
  1. (countable) A step is one of several actions or processes taken to achieve a goal.
    Heating the oven is one step needed to bake bread.
  2. (countable) A step is a surface used to walk upwards. Most often there are several steps, one above the other.
    One must walk up the steps to get to the top of the building.